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Evil Children in the Popular Imagination

Authors: Renner, Karen

  • Examines "evil" child narratives as they appear in a wide variety of popular texts
  • Argues that every subtype of the "evil" child narratives sheds light on a central issue linked to childhood
  • Illustrates how the "evil" child narratives transform over time as a result of a period's circumstances and ideologies
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About this book

Focusing on narratives with supernatural components, Karen J. Renner argues that the recent proliferation of stories about evil children demonstrates not a declining faith in the innocence of childhood but a desire to preserve its purity. From novels to music videos, photography to video games, the evil child haunts a range of texts and comes in a variety of forms, including changelings, ferals, and monstrous newborns. In this book, Renner illustrates how each subtype offers a different explanation for the problem of the “evil” child and adapts to changing historical circumstances and ideologies.

About the authors

Karen J. Renner is Lecturer of English at Northern Arizona University, USA. She is the editor of The 'Evil' Child in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture (2012) and the author of articles that have appeared in such journals as Frame: Journal of Literary Studies, Red Feather: An International Journal of Children's Visual Culture, and Film Studies: An International Review.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 76,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59963-6
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
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Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60321-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evil Children in the Popular Imagination
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59963-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59963-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60321-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 213
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